Periyar National Park, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Periyar National Park, India? If you're planning to go to Periyar National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Periyar National Park, India

Based on the climate and weather in Periyar National Park, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Periyar National Park, India by month

January

If you are traveling to Periyar National Park in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

If you vacation in Periyar National Park during February, you are likely to find that it is cool and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

March

March in Periyar National Park is relatively cool and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

April

If you visit Periyar National Park during April, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

If you visit Periyar National Park during May, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

June

June for Periyar National Park is brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

July

July in Periyar National Park is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

August

August in Periyar National Park can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

September

If you go to Periyar National Park in September, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

October

October in Periyar National Park is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

November

If you vacation in Periyar National Park during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

December

December in Periyar National Park is brisk and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Periyar National Park, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Periyar National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Periyar National Park

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